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05-12-2012, 07:58 PM #1
Shahrukh Khan's Mannat facing legal trouble again
Bollywood Baadhshah Shahrukh Khan’s dream house Mannat seems to be in trouble once again. This time the case is related to environmental violations as nearly 20,000-sq metre seven-storey property fell with the Coastal Regulation Zone.
A leading tabloid has reported that that the Mumbai Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has claimed that the actor failed to furnish documents that proved they had coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances when inspecting the place.
Amit Maru, an activist who has been fighting against the environmental laws being flouted by SRK’s property said: “The CRZ mapping, demarcation of high tide and low tide lines, as well as the development plan of the municipal authority was not available.”
Maru said further: “But during inspection it was clear that the land is in CRZ and thereby they should have had clearances from the respective authority. But they did not give it to the officials, which is a violation of section 10(3) of the Environment Protection Act, 1986.”
The Supreme Court in March this year dismissed a plea by Maru and activist Simpreet Singh stating that a specific home could not be cited to nail celebrities. Both had alleged gross violations of environmental and archaeological laws in the construction of Mannat.
A section of society has been constantly raising the issue of environmental violations against Shahrukh Khan, Mukesh Ambani and Sachin Tendulkar, besides other big names of business, cinema and sports.
Sometime back, Mukesh Ambani’s building Antilia was in news for violating environmental norms. At the same time, Indian Navy had objected 3 helipads on Antilia’s top. The Environment Ministry said the helipads violate local noise laws.
This is not the first time Shahrukh’s home Mannat is in headlines. Mannat - one of the ten best bungalows in Mumbai city situated in the bustling suburb – Bandra, overlooking the blue Arabian sea. The building is so grand that it comes under the Protected Structure Act.